Prof. Kendall Atkinson

University of Iowa

"Solving the Radiosity Equation"

The radiosity equation is a physically based integral equation used in computer graphics to help solve the global illumination problem. It is an integral equation of the second kind; and in several aspects, the radiosity integral operator is similar to the integral operators occurring with boundary integral equations for solving the Laplace's equation. In this talk, we introduce the radiosity equation and examine some of its theory. Following that, we look at the numerical analysis of the equation, mostly with collocation methods; and we examine special difficulties that occur when solving this equation, difficulties of a theoretical nature and of a practical nature.


Monday, June 4, 2001
3:00 PM in 126 Jabara Hall

Please join us for refreshments before the lecture at 2:30p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

[ Spring 2001]